Daily Racing Tips – Magic Millions Day Edition

Gold Coast: Race 4 (3pm AEDT)
No. 5 Champagne Cuddles

She doesn’t win out of turn, but she also rarely runs a bad race and I think that this is the perfect race for Champagne Cuddles. A multiple Group 1 placegetter, the Not A Single Doubt mare is also a proven performer north of the border and missed a place only once in four spring starts; finishing second in the talent-rich Sydney Stakes most notably. She’s trialled well in the lead-up to this race and needs only appropriate luck to be in the finish.

Gold Coast: Race 5 (3:35pm AEDT)
No. 2 Irithea

Irithea is an above-average racehorse and looks beautifully placed to win this afternoon’s Fillies & Mares race at the Magic Millions. The Bjorn Baker-trained six-year-old resumed last time to finish second in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes before winning the Group 3 Crown in impressive fashion at Hawkesbury. As that suggests, she typically enjoys sharp improvement with a run under her belt and resumed this time for a credible sixth, finishing less than a length from the winner in the Razor Sharp Handicap at Randwick. Any improvement at all would see her tough to beat.

Gold Coast: Race 7 (5pm AEDT)
No. 2 Farnan

Farnan is yet to taste anything but success and I think that he can continue his meteoric rise to prominence by winning the Magic Millions Classic. The Not A Single Doubt colt stamped himself as one to watch with a dominant six-length win at Canberra on debut, before stepping up when the bar was raised to win the Magic Millions race at Wyong. He harbours further improvement and is drawn a peach, with Tim Clark engaged to ride.

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Gold Coast: Race 9 (6:20pm AEDT)
No. 6 Ef Troop

There is a case to be made for more than half the field in the last, but a horse like Ef Troop looks ideally suited and I think that he can return to winning form. The Spirit Of Boom gelding hasn’t quite lived up to the hype that has followed his career since debuting, but he has appears to have returned to the races in competitive form this time. His win in the Listed Christmas Handicap at Morphettville two back was excellent and while he did fade in the Christmas Stakes at Caulfield last time, I think he’ll improve for the effort. He can go straight to the lead with a light weight and will give them something to chase ($8.50 at publish).